Saturday evening sees Ferrycarrig Park play host to one of the biggest game of the Só Hotels Women’s National League so far this season.

The top-of-the-table clash between Wexford Youths and Peamount United has a 6.30pm kick-off at the south-east stadium.

Champions Wexford will be keen to get one over the current league leaders who have won their 10 opening games, including the two sides' first meeting this season.

With both teams currently in flying form, the players are keen to get out on the pitch on Saturday night, as Peamount midfielder Niamh Farrelly explained.

“I’m really excited for the game. We’ve had a great start to the season and they’re the reigning champions, so it’s set up to be a great match. It’s always a tough test for anyone to go to Ferrycarrig, but we know this one will be an extra challenge. We beat them earlier in the season and they will want to turn that around, no doubt.”

While others might be waxing lyrical about the Peas' excellent start to the season, the current Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player was keen to impress that the squad is not getting carried away.

“Everyone is talking about the roll we have been on, but the manager just keeps telling us that we can’t get complacent, you have to take every game on its own merits and that’s what we’re doing. Training has been really good this week and we’re all buzzing for the game. Wexford are a physical team, so I’m expecting a tough battle in midfield.”

Fellow current Irish international Rianna Jarrett has been another stand-out story of the season so far, scoring goals for fun for Wexford as they notched up 25 points.

And Jarrett is looking for her side to take the chance to close the gap on Peamount this weekend. 

“They beat us the last time we played them and we weren’t happy with our performance in that game - we want to make up for that,” said Jarrett.

Despite her goal-scoring exploits in their first 10 games, Jarrett feels that she still has not yet got to her best this season.

She said: “I can’t complain as I’m getting the goals, but I still feel I’m not playing to the best of my abilities. So, I want to keep pushing on to do better and better. Training’s gone very well this week and we certainly don’t need any extra motivation for this game. We did well to get the three points last weekend, as Galway are a good side. We’re going into every game looking to win and that will be the same this weekend. But they beat us last time, we have home advantage, we’re going out to get the win.”

Ahead of that tie, there is one other Só Hotels Women’s National League game on Saturday, when Shelbourne play host to Cork City at Tolka Park at 2pm.

On Sunday, Limerick take on DLR Waves at Market’s Field, while Kilkenny United are at home to Galway – both games have 2pm kick-offs.

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